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all of their guy's flaws. ironically, they are right. both of talented debaters. obama has some advantages. he's debated in the general election stage before. romney has the advantage of having simply debated more over the last year. so i think it's kind of an even stage there, but the situation is not comparable to reagan versus carter. the economic metrics when carter was running for re- election were extremely negative, much more negative than they are today, and just this last week, polls show that the pub has more confidence in the president's economic views and vision and program than romney. so he has lost the one advantage that he once had. secondly, there were a lot of independent, undecided voters in 1980 who had lost faith in carter and were just waiting to see if they could feel confidence in his challenger. there are so few independent voters. this is an election that's about mobilizing the bases. so going after the independent voter is not a big surprise. having said all that in the memo put out by david axelrod -- >> who is who? >> he's the campaign guru on the ob
awful things everyday. (laughter) and i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: mr. obama went into great detail about everything the u.s. had done to promote democratic rev hraougtss in the very countries where protests had erupted outside u.s. embassies and, scott, he said it's the obligation of leaders there to do everything they can to speak out in favor of tolerance. >> pelley: thank you, nancy. mr. obama also weighed in today on an issue that a lot of folks were arguing about: that bad call that cost the green bay packers the game in seattle last night. the president called it "terrible." the call was made by replacement referees. the n.f.l. has locked out the real officials in a dispute over pay and pensions and here's jeff glor. >> the game's final play-- >> reporter: in 664 games over 42 years, "monday night football" had never ended with a touchdown on the final play and the clock at zero. if you ask former n.f.l. referee jim diaopolous, it still hasn't. >> there was indisputable visual evidence which is what they look for in reversing calls on the field. >> repo
. >> then madonna came up with this baffling take on the obama presidency. >> for better or for worse, all right, we have a black muslim in the white house. >> obama has long had to fight off the wall claims that's secret muslim. play donna said later, i was beg ironic. yes, i know obama is not a muslim. >> i can't tell you're being ironic. that's why she got the back larchlt you didn't make any motion to say is i'm being ironic or sarcastic or a wink or anything. >> deborah: madonna has made no secret of who she supports. she had a fake tattoo of the president's name scrawled across her back. >>> it took a national brouhaha but it looks like that disputed call during monday night football has pushed the nfl and those locked-out referees to address their dispute. though it doesn't appear to have hampered the social life of the guy who made the disputed call. whod they give it to? touchdown! >> what does the most reviled ref in america do after making that jaw-dropping touchdown call? >> the most bizarre finish you'll ever see. >> here he is posing with an unidentified blond wearing, that's right, a
pressure on the obama administration to take a tougher tone weeks ahead of the u.n. general election. >> israel's rhetorical red line. >> a red line should be drawn right here. >> became a literal one as prime minister benjamin netanyahu took to the u.n. general assembly with a red marker and a chart that says is iran's progress toward a nuclear weapon. >> red lines prevent war and faced with a clear red line, iran will back down. >> the prime minister's speech put in stark relief the differences between how the u.s. and israel views the threat of a nuclear iran. >> a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: while president obama says he will not allow iran to gain nuclear weapons, he hasn't publicly declared a point of no return, that boundary may action.the u.s. to take military israel cannot destroy iran's nuclear installations without u.s. military support. secretary of state hillary clinton met one-on-one with netanyahu, telling him to give diplomacy and financial pressure a chance to slow down iran's nuclear progress. >> america wants to resolve
, where what the candidates say and two in these battleground states ask influence votes being cast right now. both candidates have traveled to early-voting states to implore voters to cast their ballots. barack obama will be preparing for debates in nevada, where cbs expects 65% of vote voters to vote early. his presence in the state of nevada stirs up activities for democrats who then will try to lock up their voters early. if a campaign can get lots of voters to vote early, then the campaign can spend its time and resources in other battleground states with other voters. >> pelley: these early votes aren't counted until election day. i wonder how do the campaigns know how people are voting early? >> the secretary of state in most of the early voting states reports daily the names of those who voted -- not how they voted, just that they did. what the campaigns then do is match that against the listes of voters they've identified over the years. so if mrs. jones has asked for an early ballot but isn't on that daily report, the campaign will contact her. this is why ground game matters.
. >> it looks like mitt romney needs to do better in ohio right now. a new cbs poll finds him trailing the president by 10 points, the lead among women 25 point. president obama also campaigned today in the buckeye state. a quinnipiac university cbs news poll new york sometimes as well has him leading in two other battlegrounds, florida and pennsylvania. >>> coming up on 9news no problem with name recognition, bruce leshan reports from romney, west virginia. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in romney, west virginia. this small town may share its name with the republican presidential nominee, but even here the partisan sniping has grown really nasty. >>> i'm anita brikman with this health alert. teens have shown colonoscopy without laxatives can find conventional polyps as well as the test. many think the bowel cleansing prep is the worst part which isn't needed with laxative 3 c2c. >>> a 70-year-old driver being treated for injuries he got when his car did this, crashed into a home in olney, maryland. the vehicle ended up in the living room of the home today in the 19500 block of olney m
your lying eyes. it was the right call. they explained the procedure. the decision on the field stands. and move on. >> reporter: plenty beg to differ. yesterday president obama was tweeting saying nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled tune. his opponent agrees. in las vegas odds makers said $300 million or more changed hands just because of monday night's poll. one online gambling website refunded all packers bets. the question for sports bookers now, what happens next? >> we're trying to accumulate data and discern some kind of pattern that will give us an edge. right now everyone is handicapping these replacement referees. >> reporter: wondering when the season might return to normal. >> it won't get fixed tomorrow. i think it will get fixed this season but it will get fixed on the nfl's terms. >> the two sides are talking, those with some owners deeply dug in. no one we've spoken to is confident this will end immediately. >> with us now is demaurice smith, executive director of the nfl players association. mr. smith, good morning. tell me what is mos
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